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Listen to Our New Energy Blockchain Podcast Segment, ‘Consensus’

Blockchain is coming to the energy industry in a big way. We're at the beginning of a fierce hype cycle, when new startups are emerging weekly to tout their Initial Coin Offerings and tokenization platforms for energy trading. Utility executives are grappling with yet another distributed technology that proponents say will demolish the traditional power delivery business. Still having a hard time understanding why all this matters? Getting lost in the maze of new terminology? We've got you …

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JinkoSolar Finalizes Plans to Build the First US Factory in Response to Tariffs

JinkoSolar announced this week that it is finalizing plans to build an advanced solar manufacturing facility in the U.S., as the company continues to monitor the implementation new tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. The company's board of directors authorized …

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US climate action requires electric cars; utilities doing their part already

The subject of carbon dioxide emissions is hardly a simple one, especially when it comes to electric cars. They may not have tailpipes, but the electricity generated in order to keep them going has to come from somewhere. Electric utilities, it turns out, are doing their bit to reduce carbon emissions—and that makes it even more important...

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Is ‘Drawdown’ the climate-change action map the world needs?

We often speak of methods and technologies we can employ as a society to curb climate change, either by reducing carbon emissions or through other means. But less frequently do we talk about them in real terms, including how much excess carbon these methods and technologies can pratically remove from the atmosphere. That's where Drawdown, a...

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Lyft & Aptiv To Showcase Self-Driving Cars At CES 2018 — Rides From Show For Those Who Request Them

This news is for those attending this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) show in Las Vegas who want to see what riding in a self-driving vehicle feels like. (Lookin' at you, Loren.) Lyft and Aptiv Plc are partnering for just such a demonstration

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Shenzhen now uses only electric buses: 16,500 of them

Over the last few years, the Chinese government has begun to push electric vehicles with all its might. In addition to incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles, the central government has recently banned the sale of some 553 fossil-fuel passenger cars in the country. But when it comes to local concerns, a collection of municipalities...

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What topic should we have covered less in 2017? Twitter poll results

Over the nine years this site has published daily news about green cars, the focus of our coverage has shifted significantly. In February 2009, when we started daily coverage, our most popular topics were hybrid cars and the Toyota Prius. With Prius sales in 2017 less than half what they were just four years ago, the times have clearly changed...

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In 2017, The Myth of Powering the World with 100% Renewables Has Started to Crack

When thinking about 2017, it is easy to see the bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the subsequent cancellation of its Summer project in South Carolina as this year's big issue. But as the year has drawn to a close, the continuation of its AP1000 project at Plant Vogtle in Georgia has been approved by the regulator […] The post In 2017, The Myth of Powering the World with 100% Renewables Has Started to Crack appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Can The U.S. Compete In The Electric Car War?

Recently, William Clay “Bill” Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Co., said China was “at the heart” of the electric vehicle and the “mobility” movements. It was an interesting statement from the head of a company once identified as the heart and soul of the U.S.'s industrial Midwest. The post, Can The U.S. Compete […] The post Can The U.S. Compete In The Electric Car War? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Weather Disasters, and the Connection to Climate Change

From hurricanes to heat waves, 2017 produced countless headlines concerning extreme weather and the devastation left in its wake. We tend to think of extreme weather as an unpredictable, external source of destruction. When faced with catastrophes, we don't always recognize the role we play in intensifying their impacts. But as human-induced climate change continues […] The post A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Weather Disasters, and the Connection to Climate Change appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click …

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Tencent & Guangzhou Auto’s iSPACE Concept Car & “AI in Car”

On the 16th of November, on the eve of the 15th Guangzhou International Auto Show, Guangzhou Auto (GAC) held a pre-show introduction of its strategic vision of the future, along the lines of "Intelligence and Enjoyment," and it presented the new electric iSPACE concept car

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Dieselgate jail term, plug-in hybrid Jeep, Tesla battery puzzle, Jaguar I-Pace testing: The Week in Reverse

Which upcoming electric car has more than 200 prototypes on the road that have now covered 1.5 million miles of testing? What claims by Tesla caused some head-scratching among battery engineers? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, December 8, 2017. Friday, we...

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What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, & 5 Solutions

As 15,364 scientists from 184 countries just signed a dire warning to humanity for failing to act accordingly to the threats of climate change, I think it is time to refresh the 2015 publication from Norwegian psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming